A yellow smog of desert dust engulfs the capital

The normally spectacular view of the Acropolis from Mount Lycabettus was yesterday distinctly muted after a yellow-tinted smog engulfed the capital. Meteorologists blamed the smog on Sahara Desert dust that has been blowing in the direction of the eastern Mediterranean over the past few weeks and which was the cause of muddy rain which fell across the capital late on Sunday, leaving a residue on cars and window panes.